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About usEarthsoft Foundation of Guidance (EFG) has uploaded followingpresentations at http://myefg.in/downloads.aspxAlso h...
Index        Making earth little softer
Gems of Wisdom                 Making earth little softer
What you want to beDoctors     Medicine   Pharma    Radiologist    Teacher      Media      Journalism TV-news     TV-Finan...
Cycle                   Execute your goalsSet your goals                                Know your abilities Your upbringin...
Stake holders                        Student        Employers       Global situation,             Parent    Influences & r...
Traditional approach  Parental     • To follow career that of parents               • Jobs offering huge & quicker money  ...
Factors influencing career path                      Influences                              Poverty, addiction, conflict,...
Higher EducationBe global• Adopt cross culture, keep fundamentals intact• Aim for the highest possible education• Seek adm...
SWOT analysis                       Strengths•   Having dreams & Willingness•   Determination & Readiness•   Ready to put ...
SWOT analysis                      Weakness•   Wasting time, not serious conserving time•   Get pressurized eazily•   Not ...
SWOT analysis                   Opportunity•   To seek higher education•   To seek admission in the best college•   Good c...
SWOT analysis                      Threats•   Might not get admission in the best college &    or in desired branch•   Thu...
Gems of Wisdom                 Making earth little softer
Steps              • Take pen & paper, introspect honestly;                discuss with parent, friends & teachers To  Kno...
Evaluate yourself  Criteria              ParametersQuotient    Memory        Intellectual EmotionalFinancial   Constraints...
Evaluate yourself Criteria                ParametersNature      Entrepreneur Management Slave            Assertive    Aggr...
Personal attributes         Energy              Energise                 EdgeAttribute, Health,        Attitude, Team     ...
Career attributes        Energy                      EnergiseDeep willingness to excel   Respect in societyFun & Pressure ...
To evaluate courseS No              Variable          Weighta      Example         Engineering           Medicine         ...
Gems of Wisdom                 Making earth little softer
CareerBe unique• Mostly 1st Job decides career so be selective• Live on hopes & dreams however be practical• Prove ! Get c...
Critical steps• Self assessment• Career exploration• Pathway planning• Start early - Talk about various career choices• Kn...
Analyse – Pros & cons (Sample)    E & TC  Basic Engineering, Vast scope            Good development in Taiwan & Japan     ...
Higher Education     ME           Offers opportunity in the field of teaching                  Deep research is missing   ...
Overseas or in India  In India        With family, stable life          Deep research is missing          Foreign/Overseas...
SWOT Analysis – case studyStudent in engineering, wants to do MS in USA            Strengths                       Weaknes...
Gems of Wisdom                 Making earth little softer
Education in USA• 168 universities out of worlds top 500, 17 of  which are in the top 20• The United Nations assigned an E...
Education in USA• It is a combination of public and private entities• Public education is the responsibility of state &  l...
PreparationFollowing will be helpful getting admission in thebest of university• Good score of entrance examination & TOFE...
Suggestions• A city having plenty of transportation facilities• Place having jobs, fund & energetic environment• Make sure...
Why USA• Innovative & quality educational systems   • Application and case study-driven curriculum   • Excellent teaching ...
Why USA• Study with international students• USA education system recognized globally• Research oriented education & applic...
Why education in USA?• Offers a platform for excellent career growth• Innovative educational systems & programs• Diverse a...
Why education in USA?• Excellence and innovation• Best students, faculty, staff• Interdisciplinary environment• Leading-ed...
What you get• To get invaluable higher education• To grow yourself intellectually• To know the best practices internationa...
Compare• Infrastructure• Support from professors• Tests• Assignments• Quizzes• Group Projects and Individual projects• Ter...
OpportunitiesMS in Computer Sciences          MS in MIS•IT Consultant                          •Business Analyst•IT analys...
Salary & Tax in USA• On an Average a fresher can get around 50 -  70k Salary after Graduation from US University• MS Degre...
StepsPost graduation?             Entrance Exam                             •English Test TOFEL   Service?                ...
Top Universitieshttp://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011                         ...
Top Universityhttp://www.topuniversities.com/institution/university-cambridge                                             ...
Top Universities - Indiahttp://www.4icu.org/in/                           Making earth little softer
Application time frame            Term Starting      Grade          Admission Deadlines           Applying Month Universit...
Why plan 2 years ahead• Passport Name issues• Preparing for GRE / TOEFL• Preparing for Statement of Purpose(SOP)• Research...
About GRE• Revised GRE replaced old GRE – Aug ‘11• Negative Marking in New GRE ‘11 ? -NO• Convert old GRE score to New GRE...
About GRE            Making earth little softer
Reporting GRE score• Report GRE & TOEFL scores to the Universities  officially through ETS - Organizer of GRE• Report GRE ...
About Visa• Visa mainly depends on : accreditation, GRE  score, Work experience, your profile           &  presentation du...
Visa documentsDocuments required for F1 Visa Interview• Appointment Letter• Valid HDFC Bank visa fee receipt• DS-160 form•...
Selecting universities• Your score & last year cut off• Select Top, Middle & lower class universities• Select around 10 un...
Admission documents1.DD/Bank check for Application fee (If not paid it online)2.Recommendation letters from 3 lectures3.GR...
FAQI have sent photocopies of GRE/TOEFL scores touniversities. Still Do i need to send the scores officially?-Yes, you mu...
FAQDo I have chances of getting admission if I apply afterdeadline?-Most of the Low ranked universities wont considerdead...
FAQWould GRE/TOEFL scores is important than academic marks?- Most of the universities will consider GRE/TOEFL score rathe...
Cost       Making earth little softer
Earning          Making earth little softer
Funding• Getting funding helps to focus on education• You may get funding from 1st sem if proactive• Following jobs get yo...
Funding• To go slow however keep pursuing To contact                                        To show  person           To g...
Scholarships• Scholarships for international students to pursue  MS or MBA in USA are very important• Key is to find right...
Eligibility for Scholarships• To check eligibility for the scholarship• Do not consider SSC/HSC marks• Following are consi...
MBA?• Entrepreneur? Want to start own business?• Want to work as senior executive in industry?• Technical or management?• ...
Full time MBA?• Student Orgs and Leadership Development• More focus on MBA Course related projects• Networking• Business P...
Top MBA Universitieshttp://asiancorrespondent.com/606/top-100-mba-schools-in-the-world-isb-ranked-15/http://rankings.ft.co...
Top MBA colleges - Indiahttp://cat.learnhub.com/lesson/20029-top-10-mba-colleges-of-india-in-2012http://entrance-exam.net/...
DifficultiesDifficulties prior & in decision makingprocess    Mental resistance    Lack of readiness    Lack of informa...
Don’ts•   NOT to park in Disabled parking without Handicap•   NOT to miss paying Tolls at Unattended toll booths•   NOT to...
What’s Your learning style?                              Making earth little softer
Education - Do & Don’t•Know yourself deeply      •Be exited or confused•Dream high & big          •Be jealous or egoistic•...
Summary – High five                 Analyse, Map                  Yourself &                   SituationKnow situation -  ...
References• http://redbus2us.com/• http://www.msinus.com/content/why-ms-us-  masters-study-usa-503/• For       personal   ...
Thank You   Making earth little softer
Few questions• What are my goals for studying abroad?• Does study in USA for international students  give good career prog...
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  1. 1. Earthsoft Foundation of GuidanceEdge-Aggressive-Reliable-Trust-Honesty-Soft-Obedient-Fun-Transparent Making earth little softer
  2. 2. About usEarthsoft Foundation of Guidance (EFG) has uploaded followingpresentations at http://myefg.in/downloads.aspxAlso https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83265908/Links-events.xls has linksBe mentor using your education, knowledge & experience tocontribute for a social cause & do conduct free training seekinghelp of existing platforms. Kindly share with your friends•Motivation for higher study, Planning for study, Educationguidance, Career guidance, Career available after SSC & HSC•Personality development – 3 files•How to prepare resume, Tips to attend interview successfully•Religion related –To understand basic religion, Do &Don’t tips•Health related - Be vegetarian, Be healthy•Corporate - Project management, Assertiveness, Ownership - Effective communication•Finance - To avoid speculation in stock market•Social - Women empowerment, Choosing life partner Making earth little softer
  3. 3. Index Making earth little softer
  4. 4. Gems of Wisdom Making earth little softer
  5. 5. What you want to beDoctors Medicine Pharma Radiologist Teacher Media Journalism TV-news TV-FinanceAdvisor Stock market Finance Banks Accountant Library Lawyer Quality ConsultantSatellite Mech Mining Steel Power stn Hardware Software Space Civil Making earth little softer
  6. 6. Cycle Execute your goalsSet your goals Know your abilities Your upbringing Enhance your skills Supportive? Map to your interests Influential? Know your style Making earth little softer
  7. 7. Stake holders Student Employers Global situation, Parent Influences & relations Community School, (Friends & relatives, Speakers, SN Sites) Teachers Institutes (Counsellor, Business Partners) Making earth little softer
  8. 8. Traditional approach Parental • To follow career that of parents • Jobs offering huge & quicker money Money • Huge growth potential • Jobs which are comfortable Comfortable • Better environment • Jobs allowing continuous & new Learning learning Challenging • Jobs offering challenges Making earth little softer
  9. 9. Factors influencing career path Influences Poverty, addiction, conflict, Individual attributes discrimination Ability To manage rapid and Skills and attitudes unpredictable changes Market Rapid changes in Opportunities opportunities & culture Making earth little softer
  10. 10. Higher EducationBe global• Adopt cross culture, keep fundamentals intact• Aim for the highest possible education• Seek admission for the best college/ universitySeek the best• Manage routine, circumstances, finance• Learn concept, fundamentally & innovatively• Get connected well, keep healthy relationshipsDeliver the best & be proud• Study on latest technologies (White paper)• Participating in college events• Execute activities within legal framework Making earth little softer
  11. 11. SWOT analysis Strengths• Having dreams & Willingness• Determination & Readiness• Ready to put in efforts• Understand the importance• Availability of the resources• Good friends & guides• Good college & university• Understand time management• Understand planning for study, examination, preparation, career Making earth little softer
  12. 12. SWOT analysis Weakness• Wasting time, not serious conserving time• Get pressurized eazily• Not focused / sometime loose concentration• Friends misguiding & discouraging• Not strong mentally & gets easily influenced• Not disciplined & does not follow time table• Fearful & less confident• Weak in prioritizing• Confused• Does not get along with guides or teachers Making earth little softer
  13. 13. SWOT analysis Opportunity• To seek higher education• To seek admission in the best college• Good college helps seeking good education• Good education helps getting good career• Good career meaning everything good Making earth little softer
  14. 14. SWOT analysis Threats• Might not get admission in the best college & or in desired branch• Thus bad beginning of critical stage• Ruining a career• Lower confidence & self-esteem• Continuous under pressure• Huge expenses without scholarships Making earth little softer
  15. 15. Gems of Wisdom Making earth little softer
  16. 16. Steps • Take pen & paper, introspect honestly; discuss with parent, friends & teachers To Know yourself know yourself • List high level options & choices Gather • Find & compile structured informationInformation • To evaluate strengths, weaknesses, SWOT opportunities and threats for all the options • Make a choice, Consult parent & friends • Make 2 plans A as main and B as fall-back Decision Making • Develop a plan, Pursue & Execute Making earth little softer
  17. 17. Evaluate yourself Criteria ParametersQuotient Memory Intellectual EmotionalFinancial Constraints Need Well placedInfluence Self Parental Friends & relativesAbility Sustain Response Quick pressure to change learnerPersonality Attitude Culture ValueTraits Communication Leadership StabilityExcitement Passion to Enjoy to Liking & learn study InterestsBody Thin Normal Builder Making earth little softer
  18. 18. Evaluate yourself Criteria ParametersNature Entrepreneur Management Slave Assertive Aggressive Happy go lucky My world Social Dreamer Disciplined Stable Dynamic Creative RoutineComfort Workaholic Leisure Smartlevel workingLiking Art Commerce ScienceLocation In country At overseas Making earth little softer
  19. 19. Personal attributes Energy Energise EdgeAttribute, Health, Attitude, Team Aptitude , AbilityDreams, Liking & Player, ,Skill,interest ,Nature, Life Delegation, Management,style, Commitment, Interpersonal Teaching abilitySelf Motivation, skills, StabilityFlexibility,Consistency Execution Etiquettes EthicsFamily support, Ability Self discipline, Value,to close successfully, Well planned, Character,Reliability Organising Believes, Trustworthy Religious, Making earth little softer
  20. 20. Career attributes Energy EnergiseDeep willingness to excel Respect in societyFun & Pressure Making a differenceNeed & availability (Job Recognitionsecurity),Travel Connecting with people Edge ExecutionTo gain Knowledge, Great opportunities -Enhances algorithmic & Within country & abroad,Logical Sharpness Cost, Earning good money Hot careers, Career trends & growth, To contribute Making earth little softer
  21. 21. To evaluate courseS No Variable Weighta Example Engineering Medicine Management Commerce Art ge Absolute Net Absolute Net Absolute Net Absolute Net Absolute Net Absolute Net Rating rating Rating rating Rating rating Rating rating Rating rating Rating rating 1 Gaining Knowledge 7% 10 0.7 8 0.56 6 0.42 5 0.35 4 0.28 4 0.28 2 Enhances algorithmic & 7% 10 0.7 9 0.63 6 0.42 4 0.28 3 0.21 2 0.14 Logical Sharpness 3 Great opportunities - 6% 10 0.6 8 0.48 6 0.36 8 0.48 5 0.3 3 0.18 Within country & abroad 4 Earning good money 7% 10 0.7 6 0.42 8 0.56 8 0.56 5 0.35 2 0.14 5 Respect in society 5% 10 0.5 5 0.25 7 0.35 6 0.3 3 0.15 2 0.1 6 Travel 4% 10 0.4 4 0.16 8 0.32 5 0.2 3 0.12 7 0.28 7 Fun & Pressure 7% 10 0.7 5 0.35 4 0.28 8 0.56 6 0.42 7 0.49 8 Cost 7% 10 0.7 6 0.42 3 0.21 7 0.49 7 0.49 8 0.56 9 Connecting with people 6% 10 0.6 6 0.36 3 0.18 6 0.36 6 0.36 7 0.4210 Need & availability 7% 10 0.7 3 0.21 8 0.56 7 0.49 2 0.14 2 0.1411 Personal attributes 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 a Liking & interest & nature 9% 10 0.9 7 0.63 6 0.54 4 0.36 3 0.27 3 0.27 b Aptitude / Ability / Skill 9% 10 0.9 8 0.72 5 0.45 6 0.54 5 0.45 6 0.54 c Attitude 6% 10 0.6 5 0.3 5 0.3 4 0.24 2 0.12 2 0.12 d Health 6% 10 0.6 6 0.36 5 0.3 6 0.36 6 0.36 6 0.36 e Dreams 7% 10 0.7 8 0.56 4 0.28 4 0.28 6 0.42 2 0.14 100% 150 10.0 94.0 6.4 84.0 5.5 88.0 5.9 66.0 4.4 63.0 4.2Above numbers are just as a sample & not the views or a advice Making earth little softer
  22. 22. Gems of Wisdom Making earth little softer
  23. 23. CareerBe unique• Mostly 1st Job decides career so be selective• Live on hopes & dreams however be practical• Prove ! Get chosen for critical assignmentsSeek the best• The best of the assignments• Participation in decision making• Lead roles & higher responsibilitiesDeliver the best & be proud• Follow etiquettes, set the ethical practices,• Be dependable, honest, sincere & have integrity• Be collaborative, expert, energetic, deliver the best quality in time as committed Making earth little softer
  24. 24. Critical steps• Self assessment• Career exploration• Pathway planning• Start early - Talk about various career choices• Know the abilities & interest – Assess the abilities & watch the interest• Understand the changing realities of work• Teach to explore all destinations - within country & overseas OR science, technology, engineering , management OR school – college – employment• Investigate the specifics of the career choices Making earth little softer
  25. 25. Analyse – Pros & cons (Sample) E & TC Basic Engineering, Vast scope Good development in Taiwan & Japan Electronics Industry yet to grow in India Computer Good scope, salary & opportunities Its not engineering One can learn by additional courses Mechanical Logical mind gets developed sharply Recently stagnant growth/ recession is observed Civil huge scope in infrastructure development Huge investment needed for own businessAbove statements are just as a sample & not the views or a advice Making earth little softer
  26. 26. Higher Education ME Offers opportunity in the field of teaching Deep research is missing M Tech Excellent academics Foreign/Overseas exposure is missing M.S. Excellent exposure to the world Costly MBA Great opportunity globally if done from renowned, the best top 10 colleges Simple things made difficult? Liking?EFG strongly recommends for higher educationAbove statements are just as a sample & not the views or a advice Making earth little softer
  27. 27. Overseas or in India In India With family, stable life Deep research is missing Foreign/Overseas exposure is missing Overseas Excellent academics Innovative teaching methodology Offers opportunity in foreign country International exposure Away from home Slightly costlier EFG strongly recommends higher education at overseasAbove statements are just as a sample & not the views or a advice Making earth little softer
  28. 28. SWOT Analysis – case studyStudent in engineering, wants to do MS in USA Strengths WeaknessesGood in academics, passed Parent can notloans & aids To check support Compile complete informationwith distinction Spent lot of time for sports, TV, Planning & Time managementMotivated for good relationship To maintain higher study entertainment foreign life & Understand with professors & friendsIts dream for parent so good Worried to adjust foreign life culture To reduce parental influencesupport Possibility of Home sickness Make global friends thro’ SNS Opportunities ThreatsCan get admission & Cons for To compile Pros in good Might have to compromise ifuniversity for PG of various universities score is not good & burdened Not to be nervousWould get connected globally countries Unclear proceduresseriously Take it eazy butWould seek excellent job too To prepare fall back plan Might guidance, Seek clarity on Seek not get adjusted toopportunities friends globally To make good foreign cultureprocedures visas & & life Making earth little softer
  29. 29. Gems of Wisdom Making earth little softer
  30. 30. Education in USA• 168 universities out of worlds top 500, 17 of which are in the top 20• The United Nations assigned an Education Index of 99.9 to the United States, ranking it number 1 in world• USA Universities are the best for Masters, PhD & other higher education Programs• It is the worlds ethnically & socially diverse nations & worlds no 1 democratic country• Graduating from an accredited American school & being exposed to the rigors of the American education system is an investment for future Making earth little softer
  31. 31. Education in USA• It is a combination of public and private entities• Public education is the responsibility of state & local governments, not the federal government.• Public universities receive part of their funding from the state governments.• Alumni donations and other sources also contribute large amounts of funding to both• Tuition at USA private universities is generally much higher than at public universities.• Good chances of scholarships, Teaching Assistance, Research Assistantships and Part time jobs for Masters students. Making earth little softer
  32. 32. PreparationFollowing will be helpful getting admission in thebest of university• Good score of entrance examination & TOFEL• Experience in India will be considered positively• Do mention of research work or publishing white paper in profile• Nicely composed Statement of purpose (SOP) (Download samples, compose it well & get it reviewed)• Excellent academic reports from professors Making earth little softer
  33. 33. Suggestions• A city having plenty of transportation facilities• Place having jobs, fund & energetic environment• Make sure you majorly apply for state & public Uni than private Uni• Plan to apply 9 -10 universities aiming to get 3 admits• 1 admits each for • Sure admit + funding + low tuition fees • Sure admit + funding. • Sure admit Making earth little softer
  34. 34. Why USA• Innovative & quality educational systems • Application and case study-driven curriculum • Excellent teaching quality & learning experience • Prepares you to take hands-on challenges • Increasing focus on soft skills, interpersonal skills (team building, leadership ,etc) • Excellent class dynamics, course structure, professors help• Good job opportunities after MS or MBA in US• Huge exposure to world class knowledge & international environment Making earth little softer
  35. 35. Why USA• Study with international students• USA education system recognized globally• Research oriented education & applications• Valuable support to students• Grants for invention / research by major companies or government• The largest economic engine of the world• Get to observe • Innovative financial products • Sophisticated marketing methods & systems Making earth little softer
  36. 36. Why education in USA?• Offers a platform for excellent career growth• Innovative educational systems & programs• Diverse academic world & educational resource• Excellent infrastructure, good life style• Wonderful academic support from professors• Fullest exploitation of student’s strengths, potential and abilities• Possible funding, scholarship• Possibility of earning while learning, reasonably well paid part time job like lab assistant• Simple processes & decision making• Excellent effective transparent communication Making earth little softer
  37. 37. Why education in USA?• Excellence and innovation• Best students, faculty, staff• Interdisciplinary environment• Leading-edge facilities, services• Industry and community collaboration• Global engagement• Optimal technology transfer Making earth little softer
  38. 38. What you get• To get invaluable higher education• To grow yourself intellectually• To know the best practices internationally• To get a good & global exposure• To study in a new environment and learning new things• To constantly challenge to balance school, work and finances Making earth little softer
  39. 39. Compare• Infrastructure• Support from professors• Tests• Assignments• Quizzes• Group Projects and Individual projects• Term papers• Class participation• Grading or Percentage• Learning recent technologies & practices• Opportunities Making earth little softer
  40. 40. OpportunitiesMS in Computer Sciences MS in MIS•IT Consultant •Business Analyst•IT analyst •Systems Designer•Technical Analyst •Functional Analyst•Software Programmer •Consultant•Software Designer •Database Architect•Product Development •Systems Analyst Architect •Systems Architect•Web Application •Network Analyst Developer •Project Manager•Database Administrator •Business process Analyst•Professor•Network Administrator Making earth little softer
  41. 41. Salary & Tax in USA• On an Average a fresher can get around 50 - 70k Salary after Graduation from US University• MS Degree holders given preference in TOP US companies• Compared to Salaries in India, US graduates salaries are multifold higher• 60% of workers in USA are retiring by 2020. US needs lot of work force by that time• Taxation is around 33% Making earth little softer
  42. 42. StepsPost graduation? Entrance Exam •English Test TOFEL Service? - USA or, IELTS UK •GRE - MS USA Tech? MS or MTech •GATE - MTech IndiaManagement? •GMAT - MBA USA •CAT - MBA India Finance MBA Apply USA Admission India? UK/ Germany Student Visa Overseas? AU/NZ Fly& Join college Making earth little softer
  43. 43. Top Universitieshttp://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2011 Making earth little softer
  44. 44. Top Universityhttp://www.topuniversities.com/institution/university-cambridge Making earth little softer
  45. 45. Top Universities - Indiahttp://www.4icu.org/in/ Making earth little softer
  46. 46. Application time frame Term Starting Grade Admission Deadlines Applying Month Universities Fall Aug A, A+ Nov /Dec of the previous year A-, B, B+ C+ Feb/March C- , D June / JulySemester Spring Jan A, A+ March /April of the previous year A-, B, B+ C+ July/August of the previous year C- , D Oct / Nov Summer May All March of the year Fall Sep-dec end of Jun,(*July or August)Quarter Winter Jan-Mar Oct (year before) (*Nov or Dec) Spring Apr-Jun Jan (*Feb or Mar) Summer Jul-Aug do NOT give admission, to check with Uni Making earth little softer
  47. 47. Why plan 2 years ahead• Passport Name issues• Preparing for GRE / TOEFL• Preparing for Statement of Purpose(SOP)• Research About Grad Schools in US• Funding like TA, RA, GA or Scholarships• Recommendations, Transcripts, Bank Statement• Re-take GRE, TOFEL- NOT good scores• Unforeseen Issues• Put everything on paper: your goals, vision, what you want to do & why• Seek a Mentor : ask your seniors, friends, family, cousins, and professors for advice• Seek guidance about plan• Time flies very fast in doing above activities Making earth little softer
  48. 48. About GRE• Revised GRE replaced old GRE – Aug ‘11• Negative Marking in New GRE ‘11 ? -NO• Convert old GRE score to New GRE 2011 Scores directly with Formula ? - Not yet, ETS will release a concordance table in November• Does Old GRE scores become invalid after New GRE Pattern ? – valid until July, 2016.• Does each question in a section carry different weightage / Score ? - No• Is difficulty of questions presented based on performance in previous questions? – NO, New GRE Pattern is section-level adaptive Making earth little softer
  49. 49. About GRE Making earth little softer
  50. 50. Reporting GRE score• Report GRE & TOEFL scores to the Universities officially through ETS - Organizer of GRE• Report GRE score to 4 universities for free• Reporting to additional universities on payment of an fee Additional Score Reports (ASRs)• Additional score reports can be ordered for a fee of US$23 per score recipient• GRE score reporting Online http://mygre.ets.org• by Mail or Fax 1-610-290-8975• by Phone - 1-609-771-7290 or 1-888-473-7267 (toll free for test takers in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands & Canada) 1-888-473-8333 (TTY) Making earth little softer
  51. 51. About Visa• Visa mainly depends on : accreditation, GRE score, Work experience, your profile & presentation during visa interview• Likely visa interview questions • Why USA? -To pursue MS in xyz • Why MS? – Innovative education system, in- depth knowledge, Academic Excellence, a long term career prospects & exposure • Why not INDIA? - option to go for the best • How many universities have you applied? • What are the universities that accepted you? • What are the rejections? • Funding arrangement Making earth little softer
  52. 52. Visa documentsDocuments required for F1 Visa Interview• Appointment Letter• Valid HDFC Bank visa fee receipt• DS-160 form• CEAC Barcode Confirmation page of DS-160• Proof of payment of SEVIS Fee Receipt I-901• A 2 x 2-inch photograph• Original Valid passport• I20 and Letter of admission• Financial Documents• Certificate & Marklist for Bachelor degree (B.tech / BE/ or other) & School - SSC / HSC• GRE / TOEFL GMAT score sheets• Work Experience certificate Making earth little softer
  53. 53. Selecting universities• Your score & last year cut off• Select Top, Middle & lower class universities• Select around 10 universities• Cost of Education (Tuition limited to 6000$ for 9 credit hours+ Living expenses- scholarship)• Availability of Fee waivers/ Assistant-ships) in the specified departments of universities• Major in the School/University is Accredited (if not you may not be able to get the job you want)• A School with less tuition fee and in Urban area• Tie ups with industries for placements• Research work in the university (Ph D students) Making earth little softer
  54. 54. Admission documents1.DD/Bank check for Application fee (If not paid it online)2.Recommendation letters from 3 lectures3.GRE/TOEFL/GMAT/IELTS Score photocopy4.Transcripts (Bachelors Degree)5.Bachelors Degree certificate (If available)6.SSC/10th or Equivalent Certificate7.12th/ intermediate or Equivalent certificates8.SOP (Statement of Purpose)9.Bank statement10.Affidavit11.Study certificate or Job experience certificate12.Photo Copies of first and last pages of your passport13.Copies and proofs of all your other activities (Ex. Paper presentations, Your organizing skills in your symposiums etc.)Ref - http://www.msinus.com/content/documents-required-apply- us-universities-192/ Making earth little softer
  55. 55. FAQI have sent photocopies of GRE/TOEFL scores touniversities. Still Do i need to send the scores officially?-Yes, you must report GRE/TOEFL scores to universitiesthrough ETS. Sending photocopies is only for fastprocessing of your application.When should I apply to Universities?- Try to apply 5 to 9 months earlier than the applicationdeadline dates. You would have more probability to getfunding if you apply early. In order to get admission intosome of the top universities some students apply earlierby 1 year of deadline. Making earth little softer
  56. 56. FAQDo I have chances of getting admission if I apply afterdeadline?-Most of the Low ranked universities wont considerdeadlines. You would have good chances of gettingadmission even if you apply after deadline. But this isnot true in case of top universities.What is GPA? What is my GPA?- GPA means Grade point Average. It is the standardmeasure of performance of a student in USA. It is similarto the 100% scoring system in India. There is aninstitution called WES. They will evaluate yourtranscripts to calculate your GPA and send the reports touniversities. Making earth little softer
  57. 57. FAQWould GRE/TOEFL scores is important than academic marks?- Most of the universities will consider GRE/TOEFL score ratherthan academics. Admission committees consider standardizedexams, like the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and GMAT, to makecomparisons among applicants from different countries anddifferent universities. Therefore if you have a low academicpercentage, it is essential having good test scores. Some of theuniversities like University of Cincinnati will consider strongacademic % of a student rather than his GRE/TOEFL scores.What is Form I20?- A Form I-20 is a government form that tells the U.S. governmentthat you are eligible for F-1 Student Status. It certifies that (1) youare or expect to be a "bona fide" student; 2) you meet admissionsrequirements; (3) you will pursue a full course of study; (4) youproved to us that you have enough money to study and live in theU.S. without working illegally or suffering from poverty. Making earth little softer
  58. 58. Cost Making earth little softer
  59. 59. Earning Making earth little softer
  60. 60. Funding• Getting funding helps to focus on education• You may get funding from 1st sem if proactive• Following jobs get you stipend or waiver to tuition fee • Research Assistantship (RA) • Graduate Assistantship (GA) • Teaching Assistantship (TA) • Fellowships and other Tech jobs• Public uni have more funds than private Making earth little softer
  61. 61. Funding• To go slow however keep pursuing To contact To show person To get to interest in his appointing know him work GAs To show To To demonstrateinterest in demonstrate communication learning financial skillsnew things needs Making earth little softer
  62. 62. Scholarships• Scholarships for international students to pursue MS or MBA in USA are very important• Key is to find right sources and apply on time• Scholarships are offered by Financial Aid office• To enquire availability of scholarship & deadline • Office of financial Aid • School website • Respective academic department• To send email to Graduate Admissions Coordinator or Financial Aid Coordinator• Suggested email subject - Need help respective Student Scholarship info Making earth little softer
  63. 63. Eligibility for Scholarships• To check eligibility for the scholarship• Do not consider SSC/HSC marks• Following are considered• Graduation academics, GRE / GMAT & TOFEL• Leadership skills and Volunteering• Volunteering social service• Students take leadership role & help community• Any achievements, publications or recognitions• 1st rank in class, rewards in competitions, Paper publications, research assignments• Performance on essay• Recommendations letters from professors Making earth little softer
  64. 64. MBA?• Entrepreneur? Want to start own business?• Want to work as senior executive in industry?• Technical or management?• Engineering, programming or management?• Finance, Marketing, HR?• Like designing the financial product ideas?• Liking working at desk than on field?• Myers-Briggs Type personality of 4 letters?• ESTJ: extraversion, sensing, thinking, judgment• INFP: introversion, intuition, feeling, perception Making earth little softer
  65. 65. Full time MBA?• Student Orgs and Leadership Development• More focus on MBA Course related projects• Networking• Business Plan Competitions• National Conferences• Study Abroad Opportunities Making earth little softer
  66. 66. Top MBA Universitieshttp://asiancorrespondent.com/606/top-100-mba-schools-in-the-world-isb-ranked-15/http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-rankings-2012 Making earth little softer
  67. 67. Top MBA colleges - Indiahttp://cat.learnhub.com/lesson/20029-top-10-mba-colleges-of-india-in-2012http://entrance-exam.net/forum/register.phphttp://privatejobshub.blogspot.in/2012/04/top-25-mba-colleges-in-india.html Making earth little softer
  68. 68. DifficultiesDifficulties prior & in decision makingprocess  Mental resistance  Lack of readiness  Lack of information  Inconsistent information  Financial worry Making earth little softer
  69. 69. Don’ts• NOT to park in Disabled parking without Handicap• NOT to miss paying Tolls at Unattended toll booths• NOT to mess with Under 21’s in America?• Not to buy Alcohol, Cigarettes under 21• NOT to drive Friend’s Car without your name on his Insurance• NOT to cancel Car insurance while at Home country• NOT to break Law of Deportation, GC, Citizenship• NOT to tip less than 15% for Waitress in Restaurants• NOT to speak in mother tongue in mixed group• NOT to apply to credit cards offers that come in Mail• NOT to use passport at places that ask Picture ID Making earth little softer
  70. 70. What’s Your learning style? Making earth little softer
  71. 71. Education - Do & Don’t•Know yourself deeply •Be exited or confused•Dream high & big •Be jealous or egoistic•Collect data •Be frustrated•SWOT analysis •Follow corrupt practice•Overcome weakness •Get cheated•Firm up the goal •Try for short cut•Plan to achieve •Compromise at less•Remain motivated•Efforts & sincerity•Build strong foundation Making earth little softer
  72. 72. Summary – High five Analyse, Map Yourself & SituationKnow situation - To Decide 3Explore, Search, options, MainTrend, Compile and 2 fall-back Data Plans Know yourself Execute the planAbility, Aptitude, & review at Attitude, Skills every milestone Interest, Need Make correction Making earth little softer
  73. 73. References• http://redbus2us.com/• http://www.msinus.com/content/why-ms-us- masters-study-usa-503/• For personal free guidance - redbus2us@gmail.com• http://www.happyschoolsblog.com/wp- content/uploads/2008/09/student-guide-to-us.pdf Making earth little softer
  74. 74. Thank You Making earth little softer
  75. 75. Few questions• What are my goals for studying abroad?• Does study in USA for international students give good career progression?• Why should I study Masters in USA ? Any specific reasons?• Am I looking to just get job after MS or do something more like PhD in US ?• What are the impacts of Recession on F1 students in US for Funding, Jobs, etc ? Making earth little softer

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